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HLPC holds discussion with President about preparation for poll; Yadav hopeful for November poll


KATHMANDU: With the agitating 33-political parties not convinced for taking part in the election despite the attempts of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC), the cross-party taskforce of major political parties formed to support the Chief Justice led election government, leaders of the HLPC has apprised President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav that the possibility of consensus with the CPN-Maoist-led 33-party alliance is very slim.

Top leaders of the four political forces — UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) — held a meeting with the head of the state at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas on Tuesday. During the meeting, the leaders briefed President that consensus with the dissenters is almost unattainable as they are sticking to the stance on dissolution of the incumbent government and deferral of November 19 elections. The political leaders however said that they are continuing efforts for the consensus. They informed the president that they would finalize with the 33-party alliance whether they participate in the election or not very soon as the Election Commission is facing pressure for finalizing all the preparations for poll.

President of Nepali Congress Sushil Koirala, who is also the chair of the HLPC informed, “The meeting will also determine the level of flexibility the HLPC will take in its bid to pacify the dissident alliance.”

In response, the President asked the leaders to forge consensus with the 33-party alliance at earliest so as the polls could be held in scheduled date, Koirala said. President Dr. Yadav has been stressing for CA poll with participation from all the major forces of the country. The president has been holding consultation with different parties for finding consensus for the election.

The leaders also briefed the President about the ongoing negotiations with the dissenting parties and issues related to November 19 elections.

Meanwhile, chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF)-Nepal, Upendra Yadav has said that the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) would be held on the stipulated date if any serious mishap does not occur in the country.

Talking to Journalists on Tuesday, Yadav, whose party earlier warned to boycott the poll and later joined the electoral process after inking six-point deal with the HLPC, pointed out the truth that the first CA failed to promulgate a new constitution due to lack of consensus among political parties on the issues to be mentioned in the constitution.

He clarified that consensus among the political parties was still necessary for the same. He also expressed confidence that poll opposing CPN-Maoist will also join the electoral process and discussions are on to bring them on the electoral process.

Yadav stressed that promulgation of new constitution was a compulsion for the welfare of the country and added that the country could face a serious mishap if the environment for standing in a common point among political parties was not created.

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